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International, Interdisciplinary and Intersectoral Postdocs

Objective

Large-scale research facilities are enabling cutting edge research and innovation in important domains such as materials science, health and energy. A number of such accelerator facilities is currently under construction in Europe and will become operational within the next ten years. Thus, there is a growing need for highly qualified researchers trained in interdisciplinary research at such facilities and also an increasing demand from companies to use these facilities for developing and testing innovative products.

The Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI), one of Europe’s leading research centres and particularly renowned for its accelerator facilities and long-standing industry collaborations, intends to establish a novel post-doctoral research programme with new interdisciplinary and inter-sectoral training elements.

PSI features a unique combination of excellent research facilities, including neutron, muon and light sources and (as of 2016) an X-ray free electron laser, which all exceed the possibilities of universities or industrial research centres. Motivated by the successful implementation of the FP7 COFUND programme PSI-FELLOW, PSI now wants to take post-doctoral education to the next level and proposes to set up PSI-FELLOW-II-3I. This 5-year programme will offer a total of 60 fellowships of two years duration each. The fellowships will be awarded in two calls for proposals with 30 fellowships in each call. In order to maximise the benefit for the fellows and offer the widest possible range of research topics, PSI has teamed up with 16 partner organisations (9 research institutions and 7 companies). The unique setup of PSI-FELLOW-II-3i will allow using synergies with other leading research institutions for the training of the next generation of researchers specialised in tapping the full potential of large-scale research facilities, to transfer knowledge and stimulate innovation in Europe’s industries.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-COFUND-2015
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Coordinator

PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT
Address
Forschungstrasse 111
5232 Villigen Psi
Switzerland
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 4 248 000

Partners (15)

EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EIDGENOSSISCHE MATERIALPRUFUNGS- UND FORSCHUNGSANSTALT
Switzerland
Address
Ueberlandstrasse 129
8600 Dubendorf
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAT BASEL
Switzerland
Address
Petersplatz 1
4051 Basel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ABB SCHWEIZ AG
Switzerland
Address
Brown Boveri Strasse 6
5400 Baden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Ampegon AG
Switzerland
Address

Turgi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DEUTSCHES ELEKTRONEN-SYNCHROTRON DESY
Germany
Address
Notkestrasse 85
22607 Hamburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
EUROPEAN SPALLATION SOURCE ERIC
Sweden
Address
Odarslovsvagen 113
224 84 Lund
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
ELETTRA - SINCROTRONE TRIESTE SCPA
Italy
Address
Ss 14 Km 163.5 Area Science Park
34149 Basovizza Trieste
Activity type
Research Organisations
F. HOFFMANN-LA ROCHE AG
Switzerland
Address
Grenzacherstrasse 124
4070 Basel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IBM RESEARCH GMBH
Switzerland
Address
Saeumerstrasse 4
8803 Rueschlikon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUT MAX VON LAUE - PAUL LANGEVIN
France
Address
71 Avenue Des Martyrs
38000 Grenoble
Activity type
Research Organisations
LUNDS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Address
Paradisgatan 5C
22100 Lund
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NOVARTIS INTERNATIONAL AG
Switzerland
Address
Lichtstrasse - Novartis Campus 35
4056 Basel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SYNCHROTRON SOLEIL SOCIETE CIVILE
France
Address
L Orme Des Merisiers
91190 Saint Aubin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SwissNeutronics AG
Switzerland
Address
Bruehlstrasse 28
CH-5313 Klingnau
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)